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October 16, 2012 -- James Taggart is what would now be called a "crony capitalist." His wedding guests are the elite of a politicized economy. Taggart, Francisco, and Hank are all members of the "1%" --but the "money speech" (in the novel, and its distilled essence in the movie) is a clarion call to understand the nature of wealth and the distinction between those who produce it and those who acquire it through political favors.
October 12, 2012 -- Esai Morales describes how he negotiated the fine line his character walks—trying to recruit Hank and Dagny for his mysterious purpose without giving away too much of the secret. (This interview was filmed in L.A. on the set of Atlas Shrugged Part 2.)
October 12, 2012 -- In this video, David Kelley, a consultant to the Atlas Shrugged movie, provides insights into one of the main scenes: the trial of Hank Rearden for violating a government regulation. But first, let's see what he did that triggered the prosecution.
October 12, 2012 -- Hank Rearden is an Atlas holding up the world through his productive genius, yet is beset by government bureaucrats trying to control him, and married to a woman who despises and finally betrays him. Jason Beghe talks about Hank's integrity as the core of the character. This interview was filmed by Duncan Scott in L.A. on the set of Atlas Shrugged Part 2.